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It's sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew. ...
by Henry Rollins

It's sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew.
- Henry Rollins

To hate is to show you still care, who needs that,
focus on what's really important.
- Henry Rollins

So, one way or another, I found myself in a few movies.
I take it seriously when I'm on the set,
but I don't take myself seriously as an actor.
- Henry Rollins

I think about the meaning of pain.
Pain is personal.
It really belongs to the one feeling it.
Probably the only thing that is your own.
I like mine.
- Henry Rollins

 

Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue.
Realize the strength, move on.
- Henry Rollins

Why do you think the old stories tell of men who set
out on great journeys to impress the gods? Because
trying to impress people just isn't worth the time and effort.
- Henry Rollins

The blues is losing someone you love and not having
enough money to immerse yourself in drink.
- Henry Rollins

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It is just that I don't want a wife and I don't want kids.
- Henry Rollins

I need to do things on my own, need to be left alone.
- Henry Rollins

The only difference between me and others is that they
think they can change something with cute little poems,
nice cards or embracing trees and being nice to little lapdogs.
- Henry Rollins

I can only write about personal stuff,
about my point of view.
- Henry Rollins

This is my 25th year of being on stage.
A lot of people who I kind of toed up to the starting
line with are no longer in this position.
I feel very, very lucky.
- Henry Rollins

There's no such thing as an ex-junkie.
- Henry Rollins

I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention.
To not be like your parents.
To not be like your friends.
To be yourself.
To cut yourself out of stone.
- Henry Rollins

Keep your blood clean, your body lean,
and your mind sharp.
- Henry Rollins

I forged myself out of a vacuum.
I crawl along the highway on hacked off stumps year after year.
Some wonder how and why.
I never do.
- Henry Rollins

I can deal with people who watch me on stage but I
am not good in communicating with people any other
way than through my work.
- Henry Rollins

Don't do anything by half.
If you love someone, love them with all your soul.
When you go to work, work your ass off.
When you hate someone, hate them until it hurts.
- Henry Rollins

Being an artist is dragging your innermost feelings out,
giving a piece of yourself, no matter in which art form,
in which medium.
- Henry Rollins

Giving a good performance, giving it all is what it's all about.
I love to perform.
- Henry Rollins

Life will not break your heart.
It'll crush it.
- Henry Rollins

I love to go on stage and sing.
- Henry Rollins

I am an optimist because I want to change things for
the better and I know that blood has to be spilled
and disharmony and cruelty are necessary to do that.
- Henry Rollins

I can't remember that I ever had just a minute of stage fright.
- Henry Rollins

Yes, I guess you could say I am a loner,
but I feel more lonely in a crowed room with boring
people than I feel on my own.
- Henry Rollins

Hope is the last thing a person does before they are defeated.
- Henry Rollins

I don't mind The Boss.
I think he's an honest guy.
I have some of his records, not all of them.
I've met a couple of the E-Street guys,
and they seem really cool.
- Henry Rollins

Sometimes the truth hurts.
And sometimes it feels real good.
- Henry Rollins

Nothing brings people together more,
then mutual hatred.
- Henry Rollins

My optimism wears heavy boots and is loud.
- Henry Rollins

As long as I tell the truth I feel that nobody can touch me.
- Henry Rollins

I want to change things for the better,
just like everybody else.
- Henry Rollins

In the summer of '84, you just couldn't escape the Born in the USA record.
- Henry Rollins

What I don't want to do is go out there and not be able to mean it,
you know?
- Henry Rollins

Loneliness adds beauty to life.
It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
- Henry Rollins

Well, we run my ship differently.
Any offer that comes in, I yay or nay it,
no matter how insane it is.
Like, if someone asks me if I'm interested in doing a porn film,
the answer to that is going to be no,
but it comes to me anyway.
I'm responsible for making the call.
- Henry Rollins

I don't mean to be arrogant and I really appreciate
my fans but talking about what I am doing is not something I'm good at.
I do what I do and that's it.
I want to get back to my work and do more of it instead of talking about it.
- Henry Rollins

I mean I appreciate fan mail and that the people like
what I am doing but I can't answer it.
If I would answer 25 letters a day I would be just
a guy answering mail and not an artist anymore.
- Henry Rollins

I'm 36 and if I met a woman of my own age and married her,
I'd also be marrying her former life,
her past.
It might be OK for some people - I don't want to judge it or anything -
but it's not for me.
It would destroy my creativity.
- Henry Rollins

I've always seen it as the role of an artist to drag his inside out,
give the audience all you've got.
Writers, actors, singers, all good artists do the same.
It isn't supposed to be easy.
- Henry Rollins

So I'm more at home with my backpack,
sleeping in a hotel room or on a bus or on an airplane,
than I am necessarily on a bed.
It's weird being here.
It feels like I'm standing next to my real life.
- Henry Rollins

I'm most in my element on tour, with a gig that day,
like today.
I'm on the road where I am supposed to be.
I will be where I'm supposed to be at nighttime,
on stage, in front of people, doing my thing.
- Henry Rollins

I don't believe in fate or destiny.
I believe in various degrees of hatred,
paranoia, and abandonment.
However much of that gets heaped upon you doesn't matter -
it's only a matter of how much you can take and what it does to you.
- Henry Rollins

I just get things done instead of talking about getting them done.
I don't go out and party.
I don't smoke, drink or do drugs and I'm not married,
that leaves a lot of time for my work.
- Henry Rollins

Write your Sad times in Sand,
Write your Good times in Stone.
- George Bernard Shaw

What's done is done.
- William Shakespeare

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

I leave no trace of wings in the air,
but I am glad I have had my flight.
- Rabindranath Tagore

When It's Darkest, Men See the Stars.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The darkest night is often the bridge to the brightest tomorrow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

For all sad words of tongue and pen,
The saddest are these, "It might have been.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

Regrets are the tears of good deeds left undone
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Success is failure recycled.
Life is death reborn.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you love something, set it free;
if it comes back it's yours,
if it doesn't, it never was.
- Richard Bach

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.
- Swedish Proverb

Love means not ever having to say you're sorry.
- Erich Segal

Life may not be the party we hoped for,
but while we are here we might as well dance.
- Anonymous

Today is your day to laugh at life,
laugh at what's funny - laugh at what's sad,
laugh loud - laugh often,
laugh at me - laugh at you - laugh at life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Distance cannot matter - ours is a friendship of the heart.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition,
is not only a waste of energy
but the worst habit you could possibly have.
- Dale Carnegie

Laugh Loud - Laugh Often
Laugh At What's Funny - Laugh At What's Sad
Laugh At Me - Laugh At You - Laugh At Life
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Farewell My Friend
It was beautiful as long as it lasted
The journey of my life.
I have no regrets whatsoever
save the pain I'll leave behind.
Those dear hearts who love and care...
And the strings pulling at the heart and soul...
The strong arms that held me up
When my own strength let me down.
At every turning of my life
I came across good friends,
Friends who stood by me,
Even when the time raced me by.
Farewell, farewell my friends
I smile and bid you goodbye.
No, shed no tears for I need them not
All I need is your smile.
If you feel sad do think of me
for that's what I'll like
when you live in the hearts
of those you love, remember then
you never die.
- Gitanjali Ghei

Do you feel stuck?
Whether in a project, a job, a relationship,
or some other situation,
there is a time for perseverance,
and a time for letting go and moving on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Darkness is not a force -
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light
is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar -
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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